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Detectives were brought in to help search for clues.
Police still have no clues as to the identity of the killer.
His expressionless face gave her no clue as to what he was thinking.
These writings provide clues to the crisis in Dickens' private life.
'Know who I saw in town today?' 'Give me a clue.'
'Do you know where St Paul Street is?' 'I'm sorry, I don't have a clue.'
I haven't got a clue what you're talking about.
They don't have a clue about how to look after children.
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View the pronunciation for clue.
the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology
the light outside that you see during the day
any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat
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Definition of clue from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.